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Exclusive Interview: Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael Talks Ford V Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari will mark director James Mangold’s fifth collaboration with Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael. The two have worked together frequently over the last 15 years, including such acclaimed films as Walk the Line and 3:10 to Yuma.

We Got This Covered had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Papamichael right before the movie had its international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. Be sure to check out our conversation down below and enjoy.

This is your sixth collaboration with James Man-

(Mr. Papamichael raises his hand to correct me, with all five fingers pressed out)

Fifth?

Phedon Papamichael: Logan I did – we did the ending; I didn’t do Logan. I didn’t do Wolverine’s because I try to stay away from superhero [films]. That’s why I’m attracted to Mangold, Alexander Payne, and the filmmakers I choose. Not that I snob those films,
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How Gary Dauberman Became Hollywood’s ‘It’ Screenwriter

  • Variety
How Gary Dauberman Became Hollywood’s ‘It’ Screenwriter
An evil doll. A demonic nun. A killer clown. While such creatures are nightmare fuel for some, screenwriter Gary Dauberman embraces them. “These characters have been very good to me,” the filmmaker says with a laugh. “So I’m not scared of them. They don’t show up in my nightmares.”

Dauberman has made an art of out finding new and creative ways to scare audiences, having written all three installments of the “Annabelle” series, focusing on the porcelain doll that serves as a conduit for evil that was first featured in 2013’s “The Conjuring.” When 2016’s “The Conjuring 2” introduced a new breakout villain in the form of the demon nun Valak, Dauberman was tasked with creating the mythos for 2018’s “The Nun.”

Then Dauberman took on one of the most enviable but also intimidating tasks for any fan of horror: adapting Stephen King’s massive novel “It” for the big screen.
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Cinema St. Louis’ Golden Anniversaries: Films of 1969 Series Continues With Easy Rider This Sunday September 8th at 1:30pm

“You know, this used to be a helluva good country. I can’t understand what’s gone wrong with it.”

Golden Anniversaries: Films of 1969 features 6 classic films celebrating their 50th anniversaries. This second edition focuses on 1969 and features a half-dozen films, all screening for free at the St. Louis Public Library (1301 Olive Street St. Louis) over 3 weekends in late summer. (This series kicked off August 31st at 1:30pm with Midnight Cowboy). On Saturday September 14th at 1:30pm the ’69 film will be The Wild Bunch directed by Sam Peckinpah. There will be an intro and post-film Q&a with W.K. Stratton, author of The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film . Admission is Free. A Facebook invite can be found Here

Easy Rider (1969) is much more than a 60s relic – it’s still a great movie even today. I find it
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"Easy Rider" 50th Anniversary Screening, L.A. September 7

  • CinemaRetro
By Todd Garbarini

According to actor and film historian Douglas Dunning, the 50th anniversary screening of Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider will take place at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills on Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at 7:30 pm. The film runs 95 minutes. The 1969 film, which stars Peter Fonda, director Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Toni Basil, and Luana Anders among many others, will be followed by a tribute to the late Peter Fonda.

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Note: Actress Sabrina Scharf Is Scheduled To Participate In A Q&a Following The Screening. Please Check The Theatre’S Website Regarding Updates/Changes/Additions Of Other Potential In-person Appearances.

From the press release:

Easy Rider

50th Anniversary Screening and Tribute to Peter Fonda

Saturday, September 7, at 7:30 Pm

Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a tribute to the late Peter
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Movie Review – Memory: The Origins of Alien (2019)

Memory: The Origins of Alien, 2019.

Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe.

Starring Tom Skerritt, Diane O’Bannon, Axelle Carolyn, Roger Corman, Veronica Cartwright, Ben Mankiewicz, and Alan Jones.

Synopsis:

Documentary focusing on how Alien and, more specifically, its central antagonist came into being.

Just when you think there is nothing more to be mined from the making of Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic Alien, along comes a documentary that takes a slightly different approach than just a ‘how did they do that?’ angle. Well, for some of its running time it does because Alien is a movie with many interpretations squeezed into its iconography and, as is often said about it, it is a lot more than just a scary sci-fi story.

The bulk of the documentary is made up of where the idea for the Xenomorph creature actually came from, and not just its design that were created by Swiss artist H.R. Giger.
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First Trailer for ‘Memory: The Origins of Alien’ Explores the Making of Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi Landmark

Four decades after its release, it’s become etched in cinema history that Ridley Scott’s Alien was a landmark achievement in not only the science-fiction genre, but horror as well, and specifically the feat of nightmarish imagery that now exists in the deepest corridors of our collective conscious. As the compelling new documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien explores, the space odyssey “didn’t come out a vacuum.” Rather, it was an immensely collaborative effort that drew on paintings, novels, films, mythology, current events, and centuries-old sociological and ideological issues to conjure such a masterpiece.

Coming from Alexandre O. Philippe (78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene), the new documentary features interviews with Veronica Cartwright, Roger Christian, Tom Skerritt, Ronald Shusett, Roger Corman, and more as the history of the making of the film is explored in fascinating ways. Ahead of an October release this October, the first trailer has now arrived.
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Jack Nicholson's 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes

It doesn’t cut it to simply say that Jack Nicholson is one of the greatest and most revered actors working today, because a lot of people are. Jack Nicholson is more than that; he’s one of the greatest and most revered actors to have been working for over half a century.

He’s been a famed movie star since the 1960s when he took roles in a number of Roger Corman’s legendary B-movies. He’s since worked with such iconic directors as Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, Hal Ashby, Arthur Penn, Miloš Forman, and himself. So, here are Jack Nicholson’s 10 Best Movies, According To Rotten Tomatoes.

Related: 30 Years Of Batman: 10 Things You Never Knew About Tim Burton’s Movie
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Roger Corman Remembers Peter Fonda: "It’s a Little Bit Unusual to Be Simply a Good Guy"

Roger Corman Remembers Peter Fonda:
It was the mid-1960s, the beginnings of the counterculture, and I had decided to make a movie about Hell's Angels. They were in the headlines and to me they were something new and different in American society. I talked to a number of people for the part, but I chose Peter for two reasons. One, he was a very good actor. And two, he could ride a motorcycle. I wanted all the actors who played Angels to be able to ride the bike. I wanted to be able to photograph the actors while they were riding with a camera ...
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The Wild Angels

The counterculture goes mainstream in this emblematic Vietnam-era classic. There would have been no Easy Rider without Roger Corman’s controversial but popular Hell’s Angels movie, which set the trend for a plethora of drive-in biker pictures over the following decade. Peter Bogdanovich contributed some second unit direction as well as tinkering with Chuck Griffith’s screenplay. Peter Fonda’s role as the gang leader Heavenly Blues was a warm-up for the game changing Easy Rider.

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Remembering Peter Fonda, Indie Revolutionary and Counterculture Icon (Column)

  • Variety
Captain America has died. Not the spandex-clad Marvel superhero, but counterculture poster boy Peter Fonda, who shook up Hollywood and revolutionized the country’s sense of itself by co-writing, producing and starring in “Easy Rider” 50 years ago this summer — the same summer depicted in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.”

Culture was changing fast in 1969. Though Tarantino was hard on the hippies, “Easy Rider” — an existential biker picture in which Fonda’s Wyatt, with Dennis Hopper as wingman Billy, motors coast to coast with the Stars and Stripes on his back and drug money stashed in his shiny red, white and blue gas tank — was the first film to represent the younger generation’s anti-establishment attitudes, and its success pointed the way for the independent cinema movement that followed. The actors rejected mainstream values, struck out on their own and smoked actual pot on camera; rather than judging them for it,
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Samuel Gelfman, Roger Corman Film Producer, Dies at 88

  • Variety
Samuel Gelfman, Roger Corman Film Producer, Dies at 88
Samuel Gelfman, a New York producer known for his work on Roger Corman’s “Caged Heat,” “Cockfighter” and “Cannonball!,” died Thursday morning at UCLA Hospital in Westwood following complications from heart and respiratory disease, his son Peter Gelfman confirmed. He was 88.

Gelfman was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Caldwell New Jersey where he attended grade and high school, before graduating Princeton University in 1953 with a degree in architecture. Soon after, he returned to New York where he worked for the Candida Donadio talent agency and the Feuer and Martin company. It was the latter that got him his next job as an Off-Broadway producer for the improvisational theater The Premise.

From there, he became the Vice President of New York Production for United Artists, before leaving to buy film rights for the first video cassette company Cartrivision. At that time, he also began working with
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Samuel Gelfman, Producer of Roger Corman Films in the 1970s, Dies at 88

Samuel Gelfman, Producer of Roger Corman Films in the 1970s, Dies at 88
Samuel Gelfman, who produced the low-budget films Caged Heat, Cockfighter and Cannonball! for Roger Corman's New World Pictures in the 1970s, has died. He was 88.

Gelfman died Thursday at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles of complications from heart and respiratory disease, his son Peter Gelfman, a New York-based property master, told The Hollywood Reporter.

After serving as a vice president at United Artists and a film buyer for one of the first videocassette companies, Cartrivision, Gelfman joined ranks with Corman and produced Jonathan Demme's directorial debut, Caged Heat (1974), about women in prison; Cockfighter (1974), helmed by Monte Hellman and ...
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Peter Fonda’s Five Must-Watch Performances

Peter Fonda’s Five Must-Watch Performances
At 79 years old, inimitable Hollywood icon Peter Fonda passed away this week, leaving behind a legacy of iconic work. He is survived by his older sister, actress Jane Fonda, and his daughter, actress Bridget Fonda. In tribute to his career, here are five Fonda performances to seek out:

The Wild Angels” (1966)

Cult hero Roger Corman’s 1966 biker outlaw film put Peter Fonda on the map as one of the faces of the New Hollywood, and forever memorialized the actor as a Harley-Davidson icon. The film that Leonard Maltin once called “Ok after 24 beers” stars Fonda as Heavenly Blues, the leader of a hard-partying San Pedro motorcycle gang, opposite Bruce Dern, Nancy Sinatra, and Diane Ladd. Fonda went on to co-star with Dern in Corman’s 1967 psychedelic film “The Trip.”

Easy Rider” (1969)

Dennis Hopper’s wild road movie arrived in Hollywood like a brick through a windshield, shattering conventions and inspiring generations of filmmakers to come.
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Travers: Peter Fonda, The Easiest Rider of Them All

Travers: Peter Fonda, The Easiest Rider of Them All
The Easy Rider himself, Peter Fonda, was pushing 80 when he passed away early Friday morning — it was respiratory failure due to lung cancer that took him out. But that gamechanging 1969 movie made him immortal, freezing him in time as Wyatt, the stoned biker chasing an elusive freedom. Wearing a leather jacket (a large U.S. flag sewn across the back) on a Harley and going by the handle Captain America, Fonda rode into screen history by roaring through the American south in celebration of hippies, communes, drugs, free love, and
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Film News: Peter Fonda, Forever the ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79

Los Angeles – Peter Fonda, part of Hollywood acting royalty, had many memorable roles in his long career. But he will forever be known as the “Easy Rider,” the 1969 feature that ushered in a new wave of filmmaking. Portraying a biker named Captain America, his character was “born to be wild” as he motored across the country. Peter Fonda died in Los Angeles due to complications of lung cancer. He was 79.

Peaceful, Easy Rider: Peter Fonda in Chicago, January 28, 2010.

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Peter Henry Fonda was born into the family of film star Henry Fonda, three years after his sister Jane. He studied acting at the University of Nebraska Omaha, starting in the same community playhouse where his father started. He moved onto Broadway in the early 1960s, and began doing episodic television during the era. His film debut was in “Tammy and the Doctor
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Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79

Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79
Fifty years after the release of low-budget rebel odyssey “Easy Rider,” which pushed Hollywood into the ’70s and shook the foundations of Hollywood, writer-director-actor Peter Fonda has died of respiratory failure from lung cancer. The son of Hollywood star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw was born 79 years ago in New York City. He is survived by his older sister, actress Jane Fonda, and his daughter, actress Bridget Fonda.

In a statement to People magazine, the family said Fonda “passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05am at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family …In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Said Jane Fonda: “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”

Fonda made a splash with his
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Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79

Peter Fonda, Star of ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies at 79
Fifty years after the release of low-budget rebel odyssey “Easy Rider,” which pushed Hollywood into the ’70s and shook the foundations of Hollywood, writer-director-actor Peter Fonda has died of respiratory failure from lung cancer. The son of Hollywood star Henry Fonda and New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw was born 79 years ago in New York City. He is survived by his older sister, actress Jane Fonda, and his daughter, actress Bridget Fonda.

In a statement to People magazine, the family said Fonda “passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 16 at 11:05am at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family …In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Said Jane Fonda: “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”

Fonda made a splash with his
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Easy Rider Star Peter Fonda Dies at 79

Tony Sokol Aug 16, 2019

Peter Fonda was a counterculture film icon who gave John Lennon a bad trip but a great song.

Actor and director Peter Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home on Friday, Aug. 16, his manager, Alan Somers, announced via Variety. The Oscar-nominated screenwriter and star of Easy Rider was 79.

“It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Peter Fonda has passed away at his home in Los Angeles surrounded by family,” the Fonda family said in a statement. “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts. And, while we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life. In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.
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Peter Fonda, counterculture star of 'Easy Rider', dies at 79

Peter Fonda, counterculture star of 'Easy Rider', dies at 79
Family says, “In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Peter Fonda, a symbol of 1960s counterculture who co-wrote and starred alongside Dennis Hopper in the iconic Easy Rider, has died at his home in Los Angeles following a battle with lung cancer. He was 79.

Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget Fonda, earned two Oscar nominations in a career defined by Easy Rider – 50 years old this year – which celebrated the free-wheeling ethos of the 1960s as the United States careened into a darker odyssey in the decade that followed.
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Peter Fonda, counter-culture star of 'Easy Rider', dies at 79

Peter Fonda, counter-culture star of 'Easy Rider', dies at 79
Family says, “In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Peter Fonda, a symbol of 1960s counter-culture who co-wrote and starred alongside Dennis Hopper in the iconic Easy Rider, has died at his home in Los Angeles following a battle with lung cancer. He was 79.

Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda, younger brother of Jane Fonda, and father of Bridget Fonda, earned two Oscar nominations in a career defined by Easy Rider – 50 years old this year – which toasted the free-wheeling ethos of the 1960s as the United States careened into a darker odyssey in the decade that followed.
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